Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 2nd day March 15, 2013

Cockley and Co. keep WA on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 5 for 141 (Harris 3-31) v Queensland 164 (Pomersbach 57, Cockley 4-50) by 23 runs

Western Australia compensated for a first day wash-out by rushing through Queensland's batting then pushing to within sight of first-innings points on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA ground.

On another lively pitch that spent a day under the covers, the Bulls were soon in trouble after being sent in by the WA captain Adam Voges. Burt Burt Cockley maintained his notable rebirth as a Warrior, plucking four wickets, while Ryan Duffield, Michael Hogan and Mitchell Marsh supported ably.

Luke Pomersbach was the only Bulls batsman to pass 50, and the inadequacy of their total was demonstrated by WA's progress in the latter part of the day.

Ryan Harris did his best for the Bulls, claiming another three wickets as he maintained a strong case for an Ashes recall, but Michael Hussey and Sam Whiteman were in solid occupation at the close.

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  • Jason on March 16, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    This is where the Sheffield Shield can become a bit of a disgrace.

    Here you have a game where both teams have everything to play for as an outright win will put them in a huge position to move into the final.... disaster strikes and the first rainy day of the entire year washes out the first days play, but then two relatively low scoring first innings brings back some excitement.

    So what does Queensland do.................. score at 2 runs and over. Why????????? All they are doing is ensuring that finish last on the table - and based on this effort.... very much deserved!!!!

  • Brendan on March 16, 2013, 3:17 GMT

    I want to see agar do somthing in the second innings and make us all wander why he wasnt kept on the indian tour, he should go to the ashes as a full time squad member

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